ACTRA Magazine Cover Winter Spring 2024

Welcome to ACTRA

ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national union of professional performers working in recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of over 30,000 members across the country – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community.

Learn about ACTRA PRS' Minor Trust

ACTRA protects the unique interests of minors – a responsibility that your union has always taken seriously. ACTRA established Minors’ Trust so a portion of a minor performer’s earnings would be there for them when they reached the age of majority. ACTRA negotiated provisions in our Independent Production Agreement (beginning in 1999) and National Commercial Agreement (beginning in 2002) to ensure that 25% of all minors’ earnings are held in trust and available to the performer when she or he reaches the age of majority.

As of today, ACTRA PRS administers 1,400 accounts for minors in ACTRA PRS Minors’ Trust.

NCA Bargaining

Since April 26, 2022 ACTRA members have been locked out from working on commercials by the Institute of Canadian Agencies (ICA) and the agencies and brands they represent. Click below for all information on NCA Bargaining...

Get the part with ACTRAonline!

Want to be seen by casting professionals? ACTRAonline is the database of professional ACTRA performers and searchable by casting directors and producers who are signatory to ACTRA. Don’t miss out on casting opportunities, use ACTRAonline today!

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ACTRA National

625 Church Street, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M4Y 2G1

Phone: 416-489-1311
Toll Free: 1-800-387-3516

ACTRA National

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

HAVEN Online

Available to members of ACTRA, the Directors Guild of Canada and Canadian Actors' Equity Association, HAVEN Online allows performers to confidentially or anonymously report inappropriate behaviour and harassment in the workplace to their union/guild.